Men's Lacrosse is Top-Seed in GNAC Playoffs
The Lasell College men's lacrosse team earned the top-seed in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference playoffs, thanks to a 9-0 record in conference games. The 11 wins in the regular season equals the most wins in the program's history.
The #1 Lasell Lasers notched a key victory over 2011 reigning GNAC Champions, Mount Ida, which lifted them to a first place regular season finish. Lasell captured the victory by one goal in a 7-6 win. The Mustangs earned a second place seeding in the playoffs after going 8-1 in the GNAC with a 3OT victory against Norwich in their last conference game. Newcomer, Anna Maria, took the #3 spot after a critical win on the road against Norwich. Taking the number four seed is Norwich, who defeated rival St. Joe's to clinch the home playoff game.
Rounding out the final four seeds is #5 St. Joseph's of Maine, #6 Becker, #7 Emmanuel, and #8 Rivier.
The team who captures the GNAC title will be awarded an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Men's Lacrosse Tournament.
Rankings and Schedule:
#1 Lasell (9-0)
#2 Mount Ida (8-1)
#3 Anna Maria (6-3)
#4 Norwich (6-3)
#5 St. Joseph's ME (6-3)
#6 Becker (4-5)
#7 Emmanuel (3-6)
#8 Rivier (1-8)
Wednesday, April 25th: QUARTERFINALS
GAME 1: #8 Rivier @ #1 Lasell - 4pm
GAME 2: #7 Emmanuel @ #2 Mount Ida - 4pm
GAME 3: #6 Becker @ #3 Anna Maria - 7pm
GAME 4: #5 St. Joseph's ME @ #4 Norwich - 4pm
Friday, April 27th: SEMI-FINALS
GAME 5: Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 4
GAME 6: Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3
Sunday, April 29th: CHAMPIONSHIP @ Highest Remaining Seed
GAME 5: Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6